Muslims across the world are set to observe the "Lailatul-Qadr" also known as ‘Shab-e-Qadr’ (The Night of Decree), one of the prominent nights in the month of Ramadan. It is the night when the first verses of the holy Quran were revealed to Prophet Muhammad (PBUH). It falls in one of the odd-numbered nights in the last ten days of the month of Ramadan.
The powerful night requires Muslims to stay up all night as for them it is one of the best nights to pray for forgiveness and blessings. Many Islamic scholars agree that the night falls on 27th of the holy month which means on Wednesday, June 21.
Lailatul-Qadr is said to be better than a thousand months. The Holy Quran describes the importance of this night in the chapter titled Al-Qadr as, “Night of Power, The Night of Decree is better than a thousand months. The angels and the Spirit descend therein by permission of their Lord for every matter. Peace it is until the emergence of dawn.” In other words, this means worshipping Allah on this night is equivalent to 83.3 years.
For Muslims who have been observing fast consistently and are now eagerly waiting for Lailatul-Qadr before the blessed month of Ramadan comes to an end, here’s what they can do to finish the blessed night on a high.
1. Sort Your Priorities
Make sure you complete all worldly related tasks in the day time, so you don’t have any other work left at night. This way, you can concentrate on doing extra acts of worshipping this night with great spiritual zeal.
2. Give Up On Some Sleep
You are exhausted, tired and probably have low energy levels after remaining on fast all these days, but remind yourself that these blessed nights visit us only once in a year. Give up on your sleep for a little as the blessings and mercy of Allah is abundant, on this night. Don’t miss them for a few hours of sleep!
3. Check Your Dua List
Wondering what to include in your duas? It’s easy! You don’t have to include flowery language or use complicated words. If it comes from your heart, it is all that matters.
4. Recite the Quran
Quran was revealed in the same night. What better things you can do other than reciting the verses of holy Quran to seek more blessings. If you haven’t read Quran for a while, this is a great time to recite the surahs and put your knowledge into practice.
5. Give Charity
Giving charity during this blessed month has much importance than other months. For those of you who have already donated, go ahead and donate some more. Even a little amount would make a huge difference on the Day of Judgment for you.
It does not matter how your Ramadan has been so far. Here is one final chance to push yourself as much as you can… one last time…until next year InshaAllah. Please share and write us more about ‘Shab-e-Qadr’